The Event - Good News from the BBC

Discussion in 'The Auditorium - Concert Details' started by Roger Thorne, Oct 27, 2003.

  1. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

    Right - great news at last.

    I know this has been a long time coming, but at last the Producer of West Midlands BBC Children in Need has finally contacted us.

    The news is that the BBC DO want us for this years Children in Need. She said they would want us to play - if possible - three times..

    1 - Live on air to local TV (BBC Midlands i.e. >4,000,000 people coverage) in the Mailbox during the evening with the possibly of a recording of this going out on TV sometime during the evening.
    2 - Live broadcast on BBC Radio West Midlands (between 1:00 and 4:00)
    3 - to the crowd outside sometime during the evening

    We have to get in touch with several people to get the details sorted.

    I know it is short notice, but there really isn't anything any of us could have done to speed things up - John has been contacting the BBC regularly, and it's only now that they are starting to contact those who they wish to use to 'make up' their show.

    So, I'm hoping we are still green light 'go' for launch, and that we can muster up some good 'ol tMP support for this whole thing.

    Just to remind everyone of the details:

    Friday 21st November
    Venue: Birmingham
    (approximate times: Midday onwards - allowing for a rehearsal)

    Allthough we have conducted a Poll to assess the availability of players, obviously it is now short notice so what we would like our members to do is:

    Post in this Thread ONLY if you are still available and the instrument or position you normally play in your own band.

    ie: Joe Bloggs - 2nd Cornet.

    We are looking for approximately 50 musicians (2 full bands).

    We would also appreciate some non-playing members to help alongside with the general running of things.

    We will then contact/update you via e-mail or PM and send you further details as we receive them here.

    Thanking you in anticipation of your support.

    The team

  2. Big Twigge

    Big Twigge Active Member

    Caroline Twigge: Solo cornet/Flugel
  3. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

    Roger Thorne - Librarian (for the day)

  4. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    Dylan Williams - Solo Horn
  5. manx_yessir

    manx_yessir Member

    Andrew Garrett 2nd Cornet
    (Can give lifts from Leeds/West Yorks area if needed) :lol:
  6. twigglet

    twigglet Member

    Elin Twigge: Solo Cornet
  7. Di B

    Di B Member

    Diane Bonser - Solo Euphonium

    Could do with knowing definite yes or no asap as I have provisionally booked the day off work at the moment, but the sooner I can confirm either way the better!

    If anyone wants to lift share from the Derby area let me know.
  8. JessopSmythe

    JessopSmythe Active Member

    Piers Hallihan
    Bass Trombone

    Could do with confirmation fairly soon so I can book the day off.

    Can assist with transport from south wales if needed
  9. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

    Its a definite! :D We're doing it! :D Definitely!

    Great idea to offer lifts in your posts too - thank you.

  10. davidsait

    davidsait Member

    Dave Sait

    Flugel (2nd section)
    3rd Cornet (Championship Section)

    I'd be grateful of a lift either from Coventry, or from Birmingham New Street Station.
  11. The Cornet King

    The Cornet King Active Member

    Chris Hoyle

    Solo cornet - (champ section)
  12. picju96

    picju96 Member

    Julia Picot

    Repiano cornet 2nd section band

    I'd also be grateful for a lift from Coventry, or from Birmingham Station :D
  13. Darth_Tuba

    Darth_Tuba Active Member

    Chris Doran - Eb bass
  14. kirstie

    kirstie New Member

    Kirstie Goodall - 2nd Cornet
  15. leisa

    leisa Active Member

    Leisa Mallalieu- Principal Cornet (Flixton Band) or Repiano Cornet (SSBB)
  16. Vickitorious

    Vickitorious Active Member

    Children in Need

    Vicki Reynolds, 1st horn, Hathern Band and NYBBGB
    Diane Reynolds, baritone
  17. super_sop

    super_sop Supporting Member

    Craig Foskett. Principal cornet Wem Jubilee (willing to do anything to play on telly!!!!!!!!!!!!)
  18. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    Great news - we have someone who's willing to dress as Pudsey Bear! ;)

    This is a good response so far guys - keep 'em coming.....
  19. Keppler

    Keppler Moderator Staff Member

    Neal O'Kennedy
    (Cornet, Dungarvan Brass Band)

    de demm..
  20. imthemaddude

    imthemaddude Active Member

    Lynda Brown - (Former Principal cornet and now Bumper up)